Monday, May 26, 2003

Here's my little angel, Simon. I should have put something in the picture to show how tiny he is. Spent the weekend partying with him and not accomplishing much. Have I mentioned that I can't wait for this show to be over so I can stop making stupid quilts and pillows.

I spent the bulk of my cousin's graduation working on the sock. Normally it looks like whatever, but if you slip it on your foot, it looks like the bottom of a sock which just seems crazy. Of course it's going slow on those little needles so I haven't even turned the heel yet.

Checked out the thrift store today for inappropriate, yet within the rules, office apparel. I just couldn't do it: it felt like way too much work to dress that silly on a daily basis. So now I don't know what to do, I don't want to cave.

Thursday, May 22, 2003

I got this really great message on my cell phone:

"Well, hey there. I guess I dialed the wrong number, but you sound pretty nice. Um, shoot, call me back: 215-1075."

What a charmer.

p.s. 93 degrees, are you kidding?

Tuesday, May 20, 2003

oh, the comments are fixed. Sorry to all two of you who left comments, somehow I believe the comments were lost in the fixing process. Please recomment if you feel like it, I really didn't get to read them.
Look!! My friend Marie put up her wonderful new blog. I've seen her stuff in real life (I even own a few pieces) and she is quite the badass. This is very thrilling!

Tonight I will cut the guts for some pillows for the show. Ever since I dumped that stupid quilt that keeps getting all messed up, I've just been having a ball with the pillows. Hooray for multi-tasking!

I'd just like to say right now that I will be too lazy all week to post any pictures, but there should be an extravaganza of photos over the weekend.

Monday, May 19, 2003

My two sock thing is not going well at all. Somehow I ended up with all of the ends on the inside of the circulars. I have no idea how that even happened, let alone how to fix it. So I bagged one of the socks and will work them one at a time. It seems like it's going to take a long time. I'm a little discouraged.

Wednesday, May 14, 2003

Look at the cool site recently started by one of the glitterati gals: Artisans Exchange. I registered and am so excited to participate, plus I need to clear some fabric stash.

Tuesday, May 13, 2003

Well, over the busiest weekend ever, I cast on for the Penelope Sweater from the Knitting Goddess with the kool-aid mohair. Looks cool so far: I have three rows.

Also, I bought some very expensive Mountain Colors Hand-Painted Yarn in the Ladyslipper color way. It is so beautiful and I started the toes for socks using this two needle, two socks at the same time method. I'm really excited, first try at socks.

In other news, my work has decided to crack down on my unprofessional appearance. Apparently flipflops are completely crossing the line. Henceforth, if you happen to see me about town during business hours wearing mumus or blatantly unattractive color combinations, anything really from the disgusting part of the early eighties, just consider me on my lunch hour.

Thursday, May 08, 2003

Finally got a few minutes of decent light before work this morning and here is the kool-aid yarn.

Wednesday, May 07, 2003

Look, internet connectivity has decided to grace me with its presence today!

I've wound the kool-aid mohair into balls and they're kind of cute. When I was working at the laundrymat I actually got a compliment on the yarn. But seriously, make sure to use enough kool-aid because it's very dingy if you don't.

That is such old news anyway, because today I pledge to make this. I love it and think I could wear it lounging or for something fancy. The question is color, any suggestions?

Saturday, May 03, 2003

Half way through the kool-aid experiment. It looks like I killed someone in my bathtub. I've chosen the handpainting method.

Please note: One packet of kool-aid does not equal one ounce!

I used berry blue, grape, and cherry. Cherry is very potent, I will remember this when I want something red. The technique that ended up working the best for me, after initially dumping the blue on mixed with water, was to just sprinkle the powder on and rub it into the wool. It seemed to stay put better and not just wash down the drain. At this point the color looks very dirty, but I think the resultant sweater will still be very cool. It will not be the classic sophisticated turtleneck I envisioned.

I'm firing up the stove to steam the skeins now that they're full of crappy kool-aid dye stuff. Since I don't have a microwave I'll be steaming all 12 skeins in batches in my bamboo steamer basket. I'd post pictures but the weather today is so crappy there's no decent light.

Friday, May 02, 2003

Almost forgot: I got the most wonderful box of fabric from my mom from the Amish country. Some kick ass vintage stuff that will definitely end up as handbags for the new biz. Woo Hoo! thanks mom
Bun and Thigh Max is working for me! I can't wait for the inches to come off! . . . Hopefully? Anyway, I'm planning on finishing the bobbles hat tonight, because I finally got my mohair for a sweater. If successful, it will be the first sweater I've ever finished. Again, hopeful. I'm pretty disappointed that the color is completely wrong for me. I wanted a taupe/tan type thing, but it's almost peach. I'd look naked but hairy wearing it. So I believe I will try the kool-aid dye technique and aim for blue. Time to check the back issue of knitty for the kool-aid color chart.